Apr 12, 2023

NPR quits Twitter over 'government-funded' label

National Public Radio has announced that it will stop using Twitter in a row over how its account is described. Twitter owner Elon Musk has promised to change the label on the BBC's account. In an interview with BBC News on Tuesday evening, Mr Musk said he wanted labels to be truthful and accurate, but did not refer to NPR. NPR said in a statement on Wednesday that Twitter was "Taking actions that undermine our credibility by falsely implying that we are not editorially independent". On Tuesday, Mr Musk - who bought Twitter in October - pledged that the BBC's "Government-funded media" label will be changed. Twitter has not publicly defined how it determines media organisation funding or what constitutes "Government-funded media".

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